The black Porta-Brace SC-HPX500B for Sony HPX500B is a custom fitted shoulder case designed to protect the camcorder from bumps, abrasions and scratches. The exterior is laminated 1000 denier Cordura nylon complemented by a soft nylon interior with a moisture-resistant foam layer between them. The case has vinyl windows so you can read the dials and a touch fastened flap that provides rapid access to the battery. Hide-away doors cover the controls and also protect them from the elements.A waterproof Rain-Top is built-in and stores in its own pocket. It covers the entire top of the camera including the lens and provides protection against rain, sleet and snow as well as corrosive atmospheres such as sea air.